Lora Colon

Silver Star - 3,971 Points (26 September 1944 / Missouri - United States)

If You Awaken Before Me - Poem by Lora Colon

If you awaken before me
And I'm crying in my sleep,
Kiss me gently.... stroke my hair,
Give me reason not to weep

If you awaken before me
And I'm smiling happily,
I'm loving you in my dreams....
Make my dreams reality

If you awaken before me
And I'm shivering with cold,
Let your body be my quilt,
Let all your warmth unfold

If you awaken before me,
Gently, darling, pull me close,
Tell me how much you love me,
In poetry..... in prose

If you awaken before me,
Never leave me here alone;
I panic when I don't see you,
And your whereabouts, unknown

If you awaken before me
And you need to hear me say:
I love you more than life itself....
Awaken me..... you know the way!


Comments about If You Awaken Before Me by Lora Colon

  • Gold Star - 8,901 Points Allotey Abossey (6/24/2015 8:50:00 PM)

    This! Is! Beautiful! A thing of the heart excellent articulation... Pleasant diction... Your poem smells good (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,732 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (6/10/2015 2:36:00 AM)

    Lovely poem. I love the line... if you awaken before me... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,409 Points Terry Craddock (3/29/2015 6:33:00 PM)

    Wow absolutely loved this, beautiful, from the tears of the opening stanza 'If you awaken before me
    And I'm crying in my sleep, ' to the intrigue of

    If you awaken before me
    And you need to hear me say:
    I love you more than life itself....
    Awaken me..... you know the way!

    that resonates 'Awaken me..... you know the way! ' I can get lost in that line :) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,868 Points Kumarmani Mahakul (3/29/2015 4:43:00 PM)

    Really very much wonderful poem of the shared. Gently awakening before is really very nice.10. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,385 Points Kim Barney (3/29/2015 2:23:00 PM)

    Tried to leave a comment earlier, but the computer seems to have lost it. This is very well done, Lora, and congratulations on Poem of the Day! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,008 Points Madathil Rajendran Nair (3/29/2015 12:18:00 PM)

    A very lucid, beautiful poem of warmth and love! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,397 Points Brian Stafford (3/29/2015 9:24:00 AM)

    Very nice poem 10 out of 10! congrats! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,139 Points Kassem Oude (3/29/2015 2:24:00 AM)

    If you awaken before me
    Circle my neck by hug glee
    Surround me by warm sea
    As rose bud by honey bee. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 14,045 Points Rajnish Manga (3/29/2015 2:22:00 AM)

    Thanks for this lovely poem. Though, it is kind of a monologue of a loving heart, the second part is an obvious one that makes it a romantic dialogue. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 24,048 Points Kelly Kurt (3/29/2015 12:20:00 AM)

    Long, dramatic and overthought love poems don't work for me. This little cutie did. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 741 Points Elena Plotkin (3/25/2015 12:22:00 PM)

    Achingly sweet and romantic. Certainly beats the way I usually get awoken- bells, shouts, shaking, and the occasional feather. great writing 10+ (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,107 Points Diane Hine (3/23/2015 5:02:00 AM)

    Very effective use of the repeated line - lovely poem (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,434 Points Bri Edwards (3/21/2015 7:33:00 PM)

    My favorite stanza, thought i liked them ALL:

    If you awaken before me
    And I'm crying in my sleep,
    Kiss me gently.... stroke my hair,
    Give me reason not to weep ..........................barf! so dramatic! ! ! :) i like the 'pause' inserted using........
    i had a GREAT laugh at the ending of this superb [even though it seems to be a dreaded love poem; ugh! ] poem.

    like the rhyming. need a quilt tonight? ?
    to MyPoemList for sure (even though it is a love/romance/girls' poem!) .

    It does NOT sound like my spouse talking. i wonder how SHE might have written it. HMMMM?
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Get Up, But DON’T Bother Me

    If you awaken before me
    And I'm crying in my sleep,
    I must be dreaming of you,
    You dirty rotten little creep.

    If you awaken before me
    And I’m smiling HAPPILY,
    I’m planning our divorce,
    Thinking how NICE it sure will be.

    If you awaken before me
    And I’m shivering ….”with cold”,
    It’s NOT from the temperature,
    But from the ‘bill of goods’ YOU sold….
    ME!

    If you awaken before me,
    Don’t ever DARE get near.
    Or I’ll blacken both your eyes;
    For YOU I have ….not a speck of fear! !

    If you awaken before me,
    Just get yourself off the FLOOR.
    And don’t DARE get in bed with me,
    Or I’ll whack you like I’ve done before.

    If you awaken before me,
    Get busy; you know the drill.
    Two eggs over easy on dry toast,
    And don’t you DARE, MY coffee spill! !

    (March 21, 2015)


    bri :) (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 19,385 Points Kim Barney (3/29/2015 2:26:00 PM)

    Bri, you crack me up!

  • Silver Star - 4,010 Points Valerie Dohren (3/7/2014 4:39:00 PM)

    Beautiful Lora - very romantic with great rhyming. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,421 Points Khairul Ahsan (3/7/2014 3:47:00 AM)

    This is undoubtedly is one of the best romantic poems that I have ever read in my life. Every line is laden with love. You have a very romantic heart, Lora. When it comes to writing poems that speak of feelings of the heart, you hardly have any match. I believe, one day your poems will find a rightful place in international poetry.
    A well deserved 10/10 for this gem. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,265 Points Pradip Chattopadhyay (3/7/2014 2:00:00 AM)

    emotions in your poems are so powerfully real! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,025 Points Brian Johnston (3/6/2014 6:08:00 PM)

    Now you're talking Lora, and the whole world is hanging on every word! Very nice1 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 6, 2014

Poem Edited: Friday, March 7, 2014


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